Scott Monarch Named Director Of Basketball Operations

June 18, 2008

Milwaukee - The Marquette University men's basketball program has announced the addition of Scott Monarch, who will serve as Director of Basketball Operations, to its staff for the upcoming 2008-09 campaign.

"As I have said throughout this process, it is imperative to me that I hire a staff, regardless of position, whose No. 1 talent is taking care of our players," head coach Buzz Williams said. "Scott Monarch embodies that characteristic wholeheartedly. He has worked at every level of college basketball, and has had great success at each stop along the way."

Monarch arrives in Milwaukee after most recently serving as an assistant coach at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He helped guide the Apaches to an overall record of 25-3 and the program's first outright league title in 21 years. TJC advanced to the quarterfinals of the Region XIV Tournament and posted a 19-3 league slate en route to a final national ranking of 10th in the country.

In 2006-07, the Owensboro, Ky., native served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator under Williams at the University of New Orleans. The Privateers posted a 14-win campaign that year and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

"He is a tireless worker, no matter the day or the project, and is willing to do whatever it takes for our program to have success; on and off the floor," Williams said. "I am grateful he has joined our staff. His character is another superb example that our players will be able to see on a daily basis, and that is the most important thing to me."

He had spent the previous six seasons as the head coach at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Monarch left the program as the school's all-time winningest coach, posting a 63 percent winning percentage. He was named the 2003 National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIV Coach of the Year after leading the Ponies to the regular season conference championship.



During his career, Monarch has helped guide 42 players to NCAA Division I programs from the junior college ranks and nearly 20 to all-conference accolades. He also coached the all-time scoring leader in junior college history, Omar Thomas.

Monarch, who received his master's degree from Baylor in 1991 after earning his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State in 1986, has also served as an associate head coach at Tennessee State (1999-2000) and Kentucky Wesleyan (1996-98).

At Kentucky Wesleyan, Monarch was part of a program that reached the 1998 NCAA Division II national championship game. He also recruited and helped develop four players who would later be first-team All-Americans. Two of those standouts became National Players of the Year.

Monarch served as an assistant coach at Grambling State in 1998-99.

He started his career at Navarro College in 1993 and coached there for three seasons. He then went on to spend three seasons at McLennan Community College.

Monarch is married to the former Stephanie Peters and the couple has a daughter, Samantha (1).


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